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- Rhymes: -eɪ
- (of a professional sportsperson, usually an association footballer) who wants to move to another club
- (by extension, of any person or organisation) seeking to move its workplace to another location
- A want-away person or organisation
- Chiefly used in British newspaper headlines
- 1997-07-28, Lancashire Evening Telegraph, ROVERS: Hodgson leaves door open for want-away star [...] I understand the club could well be close to making the crunch decision on whether to agree to his demands and put Le Saux up for sale, or to hold him to his contract.
- 2005-01-13, Peter Went, Financial Times: Dowie backs 'want-away' star. The 20-year-old has decided against extending his stay past the end of the season when his current contract expires, despite a ' sizeable' offer...
- 2005-09-10, David Mckay, Miningmx: South Africa's ‘want-aways’ seeking cash BARPLATS, a junior platinum company, is the latest in a string of South African mining companies seeking offshore listings in order to finance operations in the country.
- 2008-07-01, Alyson Rudd The Times: Impressive displays from two wantaways The two most impressive players on the pitch scored all the goals and want to be somewhere else, despite being loved by the clubs for whom they play.
- 2008-05-26, Mail on Sunday: Tottenham in fight with Chelsea and Liverpool for want-away Blackburn star Bentley David Bentley has told Blackburn he wants the chance to move on and has turned down an offer of an improved contract.